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Story LXDE - the cure for what ails our older PCs srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 8:46pm
Story Please say Fedora srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 8:42pm
Story Has Linux Mint Killed Distrohopping? srlinuxx 1 18/02/2010 - 8:29pm
Blog entry KDE 4.4 Mail Misunderstanding Explained & Akregator Surprize srlinuxx 2 18/02/2010 - 6:36pm
Story Ubuntu One Music Store Pushed In Rhythmbox srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 6:18pm
Story Rhythmbox + Last.fm srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 6:16pm
Story PC-BSD’s graphical firewall manager srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 6:15pm
Story Five nice and useful plugins for Gimp srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 6:12pm
Story Is Open Source Too Open for its Own Good? srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 3:10pm
Story Does Open Source really hate windows? srlinuxx 18/02/2010 - 3:06pm

A Nickel's Worth of TCL

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Software

The Tool Command Language (TCL), pronounced tickle, is a scripting language and cross platform interpreter. It was designed by Professor John Ousterhout at UC, Berkeley, as a high level embedded language, but is often used to quickly create stand alone applications. Why bother with TCL?

Wall Street Beat: Ill winds for open source?

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OSS

Red Hat Inc.'s woes this week raise the issue of whether IT investors are turning sour on open source. A somewhat disappointing forecast for the next quarter has investors fleeing, just as they have from the company's open-source rival, Novell Inc.

People Behind KDE: Philip Rodrigues

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KDE
Interviews

This week the People Behind KDE series is featuring Philip Rodrigues. He mostly is active as a documentation contributor, but he also does user support and some coding. Enjoy the interview with tonight's star.

Openoffice Template/Clipart Competition

The Documentation Project is holding a competition for templates and
clipart, and there is prize money!

The goal is to increase our trove. Frankly, we don't have enough;
users are feeling deprived. That means over 50 million people.

Why is the GPLv3 debate about Linux?

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Linux

Talked with Chris DiBona and Leslie Hawthorn at Google today. And of course, the GPLv3 debate came up. Strange that the media makes it seem all about Linux.

Google Summer of Code 2006 a Success

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Google

The projects are in and the mentors have filed their evaluations. In the final tally, it looks like Google's Summer of Code 2006 was a success.

Gartner: Linux Not About to Do Damage to Windows

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Linux

Microsoft Windows will not suffer irreparable damage on the server side at the hands of the Linux operating system over the next five years, Gartner analyst George Weiss told attendees at the Gartner Open Source Summit here September 28.

Also: OSDL: Patent Infringement Not a Real Open-Source Threat

Get started with GAWK: AWK language fundamentals

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Linux

Discover the basic concepts of the AWK text-processing and pattern-scanning language. This tutorial gets you started programming in AWK: You'll learn how AWK reads and sorts its input data, run AWK programs, manipulate data and perform complex pattern matching. When you're finished, you'll also understand GNU AWK (GAWK).

Debian's in fine health?

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Linux

After my recent story asking the question, "Is Debian Dying?" I received several email messages. By far the best of them was by C. J. Fearnley, CEO of LinuxForce Inc., a Linux service provider, and a long-time Debian developer. Here's what Fearnley had to say in defense of Debian:

Linux: Suspend and Resume

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Linux

A recent thread on the lkml explored the current state of suspend and resume in the Linux kernel. Nigel Cunningham responded to a patch for uswsusp exclaiming, "guys! Why can't you see yet that all this uswsusp business is sheer lunacy?"

Five Reasons I'm Not Worried About Red Hat

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Linux

After Red Hat announced Tuesday that its income was up in the second quarter, but profits were down due to increased operating expenses related to the the JBoss acquisition, investors flushed the stock in after hours trading. Wall Street has continued the beat-down on Red Hat in the last two days. But investors may have turned bearish a bit too soon.

Ubuntu’s Edgy Eft Beta is out today! Here’s how to upgrade

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HowTos

The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. The Edgy Eft Beta is the first beta release of Ubuntu 6.10, and with this new beta release comes a whole host of excellent new features.

SMB Linux Use on the Rise

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Linux

A growing number of the estimated 5.8 million small and midsize businesses in the United States are buying Linux solutions, mostly from solution providers, according to research from AMI-Partners.

The Blazing Trail of Open Source Development

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OSS

It's often said that open source doesn't innovate. It imitates. That's certainly what the proprietary software industry would have you believe. Looking at the activity in some of the most prominent open source projects in use in enterprises today, it's tempting to agree.

O'Reilly releases "LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition"

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Misc

The primary audience for "LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition" is, of course, candidates seeking the LPI Certification. The book will help them with the specific information required to be successful with both the Level 1 and Level 2 exams.

Install libdvdcss and w32 video codecs in Debian and ubuntu

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HowTos

w32codecs this is a package of codecs needed to play multiple formats, notably DivX. libdvdcss is a highly portable library for accessing and unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the CSS system. It is part of the VideoLAN project and is used by VLC and all other open source DVD players such as Ogle, xine-based players and MPlayer.

The Great Software Schism

Following Nicholas Petreley's discussion of the GNU GPLv3 debate from one angle, I'd like to look at it from another - that of the cultures of the two groups involved - and what this implies for the future.

Analysts: Red Hat Situation Not Indicative Of Industry

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OSS

A dramatic decline in the share price of Red Hat Inc. following a sizable second quarter drop in profits shouldn't be viewed as a wholesale indictment of the open-source software industry, analysts said Wednesday.

Edgy Eft beta later today

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Ubuntu

The next version of the now wildly popular Linux distribution, Edgy Eft, is due for its beta release today. As the name suggests, Edgy Eft will include bleeding-edge Linux technologies, with many of the packages expected in Edgy to be beta themselves.

Resetting a forgotten MySQL root password

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HowTos

Resetting the root password of a MySQL database is trivial if you know the current password if you don't it is a little tricker. Thankfully it isn't too difficult to fix, and here we'll show one possible way of doing so.

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